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Dalits constitute 17% of the population amounting to 170 million in India. One out of every six Indians one is a Dalit, yet due to their caste hierarchy Dalits incessantly counter discrimination and violence which prevent them from enjoying the basic human rights and dignity promised to all citizens of India. More than 260 million people worldwide suffer from this “hidden apartheid” in different forms of segregation, exclusion, and discrimination. Several legislations in the constitution have been enacted for the protection of the Dalits. On the contrary, atrocities, violence and discrimination against them persist unabated. This is a matter of fact that since the police resorts to various machinations to discourage reporting and registration of cases, sometime dilutes the seriousness of the offences, shields the accused persons; thereby Dalits very often are intimidated to report cases against the powerful perpetrators of atrocities. Considerable physical violence is inflicted on members of this deprived and marginalised community as substantiated by official reports. There are missing reported cases where Dalits are harassed and exploited for being poor and for being coming from polluted castes as per traditional caste hierarchy. Sometimes the whole Dalit community in the village is socially boycotted. A democratic movement from the grassroots level has to be launched against discrimination and atrocities as they are more apparent in rural areas. There is a need to change the status quo and discrimination.
The Dalit human rights have to be taken to the centerstage of any political and social movement in the country. Dalit right to be human cannot be attained by themselves being mere spectator. Dalits have to spearhead this human right movement and all progressive forces should join their hands with them.
SKU Code 9789388536240 Weight in Kg 0.4000 Brand Pacific Books International Dispatch Period in Days 2 ISBN No. 9789388536240 Author Name Lithoria Das Munda, RupalG.Thakur Publisher Name PACIFIC BOOKS INTERNATIONAL